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How do Sledge Hockey players speed up on the ice rink?
Ice sledge hockey players use their sticks for shooting as well as to push and speed-up. At the back end, they have sharp metal picks that allow acceleration up to 21km/h.
What body parts need to be specifically trained for para-cross-country skiing (sitting category)?
Cross-country skiers in the sitting category need to have a strong upper body and very well trained upper arms. In order to reach high speeds, athletes train especially arms, shoulders, spine and the...
No. 1 Sochi 2014 breaks down barriers and is a huge success
This year’s Paralympic Winter Games multiple records, including most tickets and most TV viewers. They also left a lasting legacy for people with an impairment in Russia.
No. 2 NBC broadcast ice sledge hockey gold medal match
After years of campaigning for more TV coverage in the US, NBC showed over 50 hours from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
No. 3 International Paralympic Committee celebrates 25th anniversary
The Paralympic Movement’s global governing body turned 25 in 2014 and celebrated with a special event in Berlin, Germany
No. 6 Australia crowned wheelchair rugby champions for the first time
After gold at London 2012, the Australian wheelchair rugby team are now world champions after success in Denmark.
When was para-snowboarding first introduced to the Paralympics?
In 2012 it was announced that para-snowboard would be included in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
No. 7 Ukraine compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Despite huge political tensions, Ukraine stayed to compete in what they described as “the most tragic Paralympic Games in the history of Paralympic sport in Ukraine”.
No. 8 Rehm smashes long jump world record
German T44 long jumper Markus Rehm beat able-bodied athletes to become German national champion and set a new para-athletics world record.
No 10. Japan’s year to remember in wheelchair tennis
Kunieda and Kamiji finished the year as World No. 1’s in the men’s and women’s singles but also enjoyed great success in the doubles too.
Nadezhda Fedorova suspended for anti-doping violation
Nottwil 2019: USA top table as Junior Worlds conclude
Nottwil 2019: Breathless third day
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Best Lift of Nur-Sultan 2019 | World Para Powerlifting Championships
Nur-Sultan 2019 | Day 8 Highlights | WPPO Championships
Nur-Sultan 2019 | Day 7 Highlights | WPPO Championships
Siamand Rahman (IRI) | GOLD | men's over 107kg | Nur Sultan 2019 WPPO Championships
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